Christopher Connell

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Two men demonstrating where Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan should sign a treaty (© Bettmann/Getty Images)

What’s the INF Treaty? How is Russia breaching it?

The U.S. and NATO say Russia is violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with its development of the 9M729 cruise missile.
Soldier patrolling ship (© Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Images)

U.S., NATO press Russia to free Ukrainian ships and sailors

The United States and its European allies are resolute in demanding that Russia release the three Ukrainian vessels and crew members it seized.
Compilation of portrait photos of Uighurs (Courtesy photos)

Uighur families pay price for relatives’ U.S.-based reporting

Radio Free Asia has told the world about China's mass detentions of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Its reporters say their kin are paying a price.
Woman standing in front of a mural of fish in the sea (Courtesy of Michelle Zabat)

Fulbright Program marks 70 years in the Philippines

No Fulbright Program anywhere has operated longer than in the Philippines, providing Filipinos and Americans alike not just degrees, but cultural awareness.
Mihrigul Tursun (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A tale of torture in a Chinese internment camp for Uighurs

A young Uighur mother now in the United States says she was subjected to horrifying conditions in one of China's detention camps for Uighur Muslims.
Enrique Peña Nieto, President Trump and Justin Trudeau seated and signing documents (Shealah Craighead/White House)

A new day begins for U.S., Mexico, Canada trade

President Trump and leaders of Mexico and Canada signed a new trade agreement to revamp rules that Trump blamed for massive American job losses.
Graphic showing elements of ransomware attack (State Dept.)

U.S. goes after Iranian hackers who attacked city, hospital computers

Two Iranian hackers allegedly extorted $6 million in bitcoin payments by installing ransomware on the computers of big U.S. cities, hospitals and others.
Three people smiling in boat (Peace Corps)

Peace Corps volunteers making a difference in the Philippines

The Peace Corps has sent 8,800 volunteers to the Philippines since 1961. Some 180 are there today as teachers, conservationists and community developers.
Jordan's King Abdullah speaking at a lectern (© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordan’s King Abdullah II honored as champion of religious harmony

The newest recipient of the Templeton Prize — for affirming life's spiritual side — is Jordan's King Abdullah II, for promoting interfaith harmony.